Eddie Murphy Plays Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’

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After a string of dead end jobs and entertainment oppurtunities, Moore made a decision to go into the world of comedy, which is where he crafted the Dolemite persona.

Dolemite Is My Name stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a real-life comedian known as the "Godfather of Rap" who reinvigorated his struggling career by turning himself into a wild 1970s blaxploitation character called Dolemite. And the flawless role for Eddie Murphy to take on these days. I think Brewer is an underrated talent, and I'm eager to see what he does here with the material, especially since it's from strong writers like Alexander and Karaszewski, who tend to find compelling stories about unusual figures like Ed Wood and Larry Flynt. By looking at the first footage, it's clear this isn't going to be a paint-by-numbers affair, which is refreshing. Eddie Murphy stars as Rudy Ray Moore, including a fantastic supporting cast with Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Mike Epps, T.I.

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Entertainment Weekly debuted the trailer for the movie, which is preparing to make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, followed by a limited theatrical release and arrival on Netflix sometime this fall. It's directed by Craig Brewer, most famous for Hustle & Flow and earning Three 6 Mafia an Oscar. He had this to say about taking on Dolemite Is My Name.

Dolemite was such a hit it spawned two sequels, as well as one unofficial sequel and an appearance in short film Murder Was the Case starring Snoop Dogg, and is credited as one of the most influential characters in the blaxploitation genre. He has been called the Godfather of Rap and it would be almost impossible to find all the times he is mentioned or sampled in the world of hip hop. Murphy plays Moore in Dolemite Is My Name, which comes to Netflix and select theaters this fall.

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